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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Museum injury advice

    Accident Advice Helpline is a great choice if you need museum injury advice. We’ve dealt with many cases in this area and we have an expert team with the right legal skills to get good results. We also have a 24-hour helpline so you can get in touch at any time to let us know what’s happened to you.

    A trip to a museum should be a fun day out, but anywhere with hard floors and staircases is a place where accidents can happen, whilst some displays can also be a hazard. If something bad has happened to you in this situation, your first concern will be with your recovery. We’ll be happy to step in and handle the legal side of things whilst you focus on this, so you can prioritise your health without missing out on any compensation that you may be entitled to.

    Claiming compensation—the basics

    In Britain, the system for claiming compensation is more straightforward than most people think, but there are a few rules involved. The first of these is that you can only claim if the accident was not your fault, so if you were behaving carelessly when the incident occurred it could be difficult to bring a case. The second is that there must be a medical record of your injuries, so you will need to see a doctor as soon as you can after the accident happens, even if you don’t need emergency treatment. The third is that you will normally need to claim within three years of the accident happening. This last rule is different for children, so give us a call if you want advice about claiming on behalf of your child.

    Collecting evidence

    Many of the people who have sought us out to get museum injury advice decide that they want to go on to make a claim. We can put them in touch with experienced solicitors who are able to give them the best chance of success but it’s still easier if they have plenty of evidence on their side. Solicitors can chase up things like CCTV footage and maintenance records but there are other things that injured people can do directly.

    If other people saw your accident happen, and if you can find them, take their contact details so that your solicitor can get in touch with them about statements. Taking pictures of the place where you were injured can also be useful, especially if they clearly reveal a hazard that contributed to your accident.

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    Compensation—designed to help

    When you’ve been in an accident, you need to think about how you’re going to cope with any long-term effects from your injuries, and you may face financial pressures because you’ve had to take time off work or pay for medical treatment not available on the NHS. This is what compensation is designed to help with, and at Accident Advice Helpline our priority is making sure you get the settlement you need.

    Date Published: October 28, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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